This is a longer lecture on Social Justice and the Church, given at Living Truth Christian Fellowship in Corona. In this lecture I try and hone in on some likely philosophical and metaphysical assumptions of contemporary Social Justice movements in order to help discern secular forms of Social Justice from more biblical forms of Justice. … Continue reading Social Justice and The Church – Part II
"For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5 Can we be good without God? So it has been asked throughout the ages, or at least for a long, long time. At least since Lucretius, and probably Epicurus … Continue reading Can We “Be” Good without God?
"But let justice flow like water, and righteousness, like an unfailing stream." - Amos 5:4 The conversation in the evangelical Church right now concerning social justice movements and intersectionality is inescapable. Thus, it seems appropriate to take a quick detour from our metaphysical exploration of the kinds of things human beings worship, to provide an excursus … Continue reading Excursus: 10 Questions Christians Should Ask Themselves Before Engaging in Social Justice
Democracy and Afghanistan In my two previous posts in this series, here and here, I wrote indirectly about the idea of just action during war (Jus in bello) and just cause leading up to war (Jus ad bellum). First, I implied that as a Christian soldier, prayer for our enemies is one means to acting justly … Continue reading Not against Flesh and Blood – Part III: Democracy in Afghanistan and the Human Heart
- "For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12 The Taliban in the area of Afghanistan where I was deployed in 2012 did not behave well. They planted … Continue reading Not against Flesh and Blood- Part I